270 wsm

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Youngster, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. Youngster

    Youngster Member

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    hello, i just registered. i am planning on buying a browning a bolt 270 wsm for whitetail deer hunting most shots will be within 250 yds but can this gun reach out to say 500yds if need be.
     
  2. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to Long Range Hunting

    Stick a good bullet with a high BC on it and it'll be fine at 500 yards for nearly anything. 500 Yards is really a chip shot and nearly any rifle can handle shots at those ranges, the problem is the shooter getting over the "it's too far" myth. Practice a lot, use good marksmanship techniques, keep notes, keep quality ammo and maintain LOT control and most of all forget about relying on hold-overs, use a quality scope with turrets. P. S. Don't take marginal shots, it's adifferent ball game and the critters will be very different in reaction at longer ranges.
     
  3. Youngster

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    thanks dave, what are turrets?